Bob Long

Councillor Bob Long Re-elected to office in 2018, Councillor Bob Long is currently serving his sixth consecutive term as a Township of Langley Councillor.

Born on Robbie Burns Day in England in 1957, Bob moved to the Fraser Valley in 1968.

Current Community Service

Bob serves the community as:

  • Co-Chair, Heritage Advisory Committee
  • Co-Chair, National Zero Waste Council – Food Working Group
  • Director, Metro Vancouver Board of Directors
  • Director, Metro Vancouver Housing Committee
  • Director, Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Committee
  • Member, Tourism Langley Board of Directors
  • Vice-Chair, Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Committee
  • Alternate Member, 2018 Fraser Valley Regional Library Board

Past Community Service

Bob served as the following:

  • Chair of the Standing Committee on Public Transportation
  • Chair, Mayor’s Standing Committee, Aldergrove Recreation Community Centre
  • Co-Chair, FCM/CSC/PBC/PS Joint committee on Community Corrections
  • Co-Chair, FCM / RAC Railway Proximity Taskforce
  • Co-Chair, FCM Standing Committee on Community Safety
    and Crime Prevention
  • Co-Chair, Seniors Advisory Committee
  • Director, Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Board of Directors
  • Director, Union of British Columbia Municipalities
  • Founding Member, Aldergrove Community Enhancement Committee (ACE)
  • Member, Board of Variance
  • Member, Canada 150 Community Leaders
  • Member, Aldergrove Planning Committee
  • Metro Vancouver Representative, Experience the Fraser Steering Committee
  • President, Aldergrove Festival Days Society
  • President, Langley Chamber of Commerce
  • President, Lower Mainland Local Government Association
  • BC Board Member and Chair, BC Caucus of the
    Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Professional Career

Ten years after moving to Canada from his birthplace in South England, and at just 21 years of age, Bob founded a community newspaper in Maple Ridge, BC. He performed duties in every aspect of the industry as publisher, photographer, and as manager of sales, production, and circulation. In 1984, he received the award for ‘best news photograph’ from the BC/Yukon Newspaper Association.

In 1986, Bob joined Trinity Western University as manager of the University Press, and in 1990 he started University Printers Ltd., a commercial printing company in Langley.

Bob also operates Mainstage Productions, a stage, light, and sound production company. He has worked in various theatres throughout North America and has engineered live concerts for many gospel music performers over the years, including a tour of the USA with Dove and Grammy Award winner, Steven Curtis Chapman.

Bob and his wife Karen reside in Aldergrove where they have operated various restaurants over the past 20 years.